First Alert Forecast: heavy rain likely, gradual clearing late Sunday

Your First Alert Weather Team has issued a FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY for Sunday, January 16.
Your First Alert Forecast from Sun. evening, Jan. 16, 2022
Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 3:13 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2022 at 4:15 AM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your First Alert Forecast opens with the end to a wet, wintry day. Also the first of the year: the issued First Alert Action Day. Much of the Carolinas saw ice, snow, and freezing rain. In our neck of the woods, freezing rain, gusty winds, and strong thunderstorms impacted the Cape Fear Region. Showers and storms dumped 1-3″ of drought-denting rain across the area.

Timing & Impacts: Please beware, holiday weekend travelers, for moderate to major snow and ice travel and power problems for the central and western Carolinas Sunday. If you are staying local to the Cape Fear Region, here is a breakdown of storm timing and impacts...

Our Promise to You: While the major threat of this storm system is gone, we’ll still have you covered with straight-forward hour-by-hour forecasts, radar imagery, and video updates on TV and your WECT Weather App.

Much drier and brighter conditions return for MLK Jr. Day, tomorrow where highs will only peak into the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Catch more details in your seven-day forecast here: http://webpubcontent.gray.tv/wect/MAXSevendayWECT.jpg.

Or, customize a ten-day outlook to anywhere in the Cape Fear Region with your always-free WECT Weather App.

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